Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

4.7
1683 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
At Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, we put immeasurable care into everything we do, all to provide our Guests a dining experience like no other. The steakhouse features USDA Prime in-house dry-aged beef. The award-winning wine list boasts over 3,900 selections, and the cellars have an inventory totaling over 30,000 bottles from every major fine wine-producing region in the world.

We are minutes away from NRG Stadium, Toyota Center, George R. Brown Convention Center and Discovery Green.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1683 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great steak. Menu is a little limited (I’m sure due to COVID restrictions)

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OGEd
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Lamb Chops ever! Our waiter Barren was excellent and very informative on the meals.

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ThisiaS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely dinner date. Everything was great! And John our server was very attentive.

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vipJoannA
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great at the bar and in the dining area. Food was delish!

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MarcoL
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made us feel special. Service is always outstanding. Francisco was phenomenal. Drinks noteworthy, specially the spicy cucumber mule. Food suggestions were on point. Lastly, but more importantly, the steaks were delicious to the last bite!

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vipMarcC
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food and service is what justifies $150-175/person bill. The steaks and sides were great, but the wedge salad was disappointing. The service was very slow and was very disappointing. The waiter was significantly over stretched

When you play a premium, you expect excellent service. This visit Pappas came up short.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fun date night with the wife. Love pappas steaks.

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vipHungry
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak in Houston or anywhere! Excellent service too.

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julieh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and service to match! Thank you for making our night special!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak!

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vipMatthew
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go-to Houston steak house - never lets you down. Lots of places have great steak but they also have outstanding sides and deserts

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. The food was amazing and excellent service

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Service was great steak was not it was over cooked and had no flavor salad and sides were good

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KimberlyA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant. I only get to go a couple of times a year. The wait staff are professional and polite. The food is amazing ( especially the crab Mac and cheese). It is the perfect date night.

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ScottN
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Ridiculously expensive. Waiter wasn't very attentive. You'll get a much better experience and value for your money by going to Steak 48. My bill was TWICE what I spend at Steak 48, and the food is better, and you're treated like royalty.

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KenK
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and service. They really know how to put in a show. Server Julie was really passionate about the food. Did a phenomenal job help making our Valentines dinner a success.

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JodyT
Adelaide
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and by far one of the best steakhouses nation wide. Never a bad experience in my numerous trips here

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vipPrestonZ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Best dinner wife and I have had in a long time.

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EatOut
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It was cold outside & Pappas should have turned on the heater LONG BEFORE they opened at 5P. It remained COLD inside throughout our dinner service 5-6P, & we could feel the cold air blowing in EVERY SINGLE TIME the front door was opened. Our steaks arrived NOT NEARLY as warm as usual -- was cold air also reaching the serving line the reason? Early service at Pappas remains a problem. Wait staff do not seem to get their bearings for the 1st hour after opening. Received the wine list, but the waiter did not reappear for at least 10 minutes. Got up from the table to go find him & found him standing with 2 other waiters at the bar "waiting" for drinks to be mixed for another table. This is NOT acceptable service. Early dinner service DOES NOT meet the high standards one should expect at this Pappas location, & this is not the 1st time these SAME EXACT issues have surfaced early evening. Either have the staff READY to serve when the doors open, or open later when they are ready.

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Alayna
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful all around! The food was fantastic as well as the service. I was so touched by Richard (manager) and his kind words to our son. By far one of the best experiences at Papps Bros and we will absolutely be back soon!

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BrianW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience for an early Valentines dinner with my wife. Service, wine selection, food were all exceptional.

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Christy
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This place is absolutely amazing and service is impeccable and usually on point. I usually go to the Galleria location, however decided to dine at the Downtown location since we did a staycation that was close. We ordered oysters along with the Wagyu for an appetizer. Oysters were delicious and fresh, but the Wagyu was cold as it took awhile to come out so I’m not sure if the server just forgot about it. We also had to ask for silverware/napkins and the server not once came back to pour our wine. It’s no big deal but dining here, they usually come by to check on you and see how you’re doing. We also had two specials that consisted of 10 oz filet mignon with a butternut squash purée topped with foie gras served with mushrooms. It was fantastic and cooked just right. The manager came by and asked us how was everything and we stated the food was great as always but wished the Wagyu came out hot. I use to work in fine dining and understand how service and food be prepared. I mean it’s Wagyu, we’ll eat it how we it comes out but the same experience we usually get would have been better with it served hot. The bill came and I didn’t expect it but was appreciative that the manager comped the Wagyu. I still enjoyed the experience and would come back, but to my usual location in the Galleria.

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vipLisaK
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, attention, communication, respectful.

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BrettE
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The dining room was nice. Service was good. The "Prime" New York strip was one of the toughest I've ever had in a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Crab cakes were fantastic!! Great experience!

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vipDude
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was our first visit to Pappa's since February 2020. it's one of our favorite restaurants, but it felt like things were a little off from our normal experience. Initially we were shown to what I would consider the worst table in the house, and passed up four two tops which would have been much better. We asked for a better option at the bar near the kitchen where all the action happens and found it very interesting and a good choice. I thought the service was a little slow and food was good, but not great. My baked potato was warm, but no where close to hot. As usual, steaks were great. Service from the front bar was quite slow. Regardless, its still one of our favorites and we will go back soon.

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vipalvinexpress
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucas provided us with great service! We were celebrating my wife's birthday and we had a nice time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great! No complaints whatsoever.

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vipRobertW
Houston
54 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding on all accounts: upscale ambiance, amazing service by a friendly and experienced wait staff, awesome aged beef that makes a very significant difference from many other steakhouses. I can highly recommend Pappas Bros . for personal and business events and guaranteed excellence.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my son and his Fiancé’ out for dinner for his birthday. Food, service and wine were excellent as usual.

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RosyE
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nice but was seated on the aisle closet to restroom. Lots of traffic going back and forth. Didn't enjoy as I have in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal. Yet coffee to go was not an option... no to go cups. It’s 2021 for goodness sake, they are available at almost any convenience store.

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sarahdee
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, exceptional food and dining experience.

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Lauren
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We went on New Years Eve and the restaurant had an amazing atmosphere. Dim lights, jazz music, and balloons for NYE covering the ceiling. The food was delicious but the service was surprisingly slow. We waited for 10+ minutes for refills on our empty water glasses and waited for close to an hour and a half for our main courses. We were disappointed with the slow service and expected more from this steakhouse- especially on a holiday. Overall would recommend to a friend. It was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year's Eve Dinner was phenomenal. Treat yourself you deserve it!!!

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TaylorM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Steaks were amazing, sides and dessert were less than impressive. She au gratin potatoes were under seasoned and undercooked and the red velvet brownie was hard as a rock. Service was great, experience was great. Just a disappointed with some of the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was really good except our main course. Also the ice cream was salty?

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second consecutive NYE at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. We love the atmosphere....balloons everywhere!. The menu is very satisfying for steak eaters, fish eaters, and more. The service was impeccable. Thanks for a great evening!!

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 1683 OpenTable diners.

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